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The United States Government (USG) strategy to counter the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as Daesh, directs the Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) to conduct a campaign to degrade, dismantle, and ultimately defeat Daesh. One of the keys to successfully countering Daesh is training, equipping, and sustaining Vetted Syrian Opposition (VSO) forces. The FY 2017 STEF budget request provides the resources necessary to train, equip, and sustain VSO forces currently engaged in military operations while training additional forces in FY2017. The Special Operations Joint Task ForceOperation Inherent Resolve (SOJTF-OIR) requires flexibility in the training program due to many variables, including the identification of select Moderate Syrian Opposition (MSO) forces that request and gain approval as VSO and the potential for expansion in the training program given site capacity and throughput. We expect training to evolve in terms of duration, size, and course program of instruction (POI) syllabus. Training courses will be tailored to train specific skills and capabilities. Training will be scalable and tailored based on experience, competence and potential of individuals and size of teams. The Train & Equip program supports current objectives to degrade and counter Daesh, enable the security of Syria, and support the defense of the United States and Partner Nations (PN). To accomplish U.S. military objectives, VSO should be appropriately, trained, and supplied with weapons, ammunition, equipment, and sustainment to gain and maintain dominance on the battlefield. DoD supports the VSO development into a legitimate and effective force by creating increased capability to effectively defeat Daesh in the Combined Joint Operations Area (CJOA). Simultaneously, DoD must recruit, vet, train, and equip additional Syrians of different sects and ethnic groups of the Syrian population to enable them to engage Daesh across the Syrian battlespace. The expansion of support to forces already fielded and engaged against Daesh inside Syria necessitates a transition from U.S. to Former Soviet Bloc (FSB) weapons and ammunition because these groups currently operate FSB weapons.

Country: 
Syria
Program: 
Syria Train and Equip Fund
Report For: 
2017
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Tue, 02/09/2016

The Counterterrorism Partnership Fund is a new initiative first announced by President Barack Obama in 2014 at the Naval Academy. His initial request was for $5 billion split between the Department of Defense and the State Department. Congress has failed to provide the full request each year, but has continued to provide significant funds toward the new program. This report is produced by the Department of Defense and provides information on the Defense Departments request for the program.

Country: 
Global
Program: 
Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund
Report For: 
2016, 2017
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Tue, 02/09/2016
Report For: 
2015, 2016
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Thu, 03/10/2016
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) poses a clear threat to our National Interests, the people of Iraq and Syria, and ultimately, if 
unchecked, a growing threat to the region and U.S. homeland. Earlier this year, ISIL expanded its reach into large sections of Iraq resulting in 
the collapse of Iraq security forces in Western Iraq. Together with our Coalition partners, we provided material support and airstrikes to 
counter ISIL’s advances and provide time and space for Iraq government reforms. The U.S., Coalition, and Government of Iraq (GoI) 
military actions collectively prevented further large scale humanitarian catastrophes and mass atrocities.
 
Currently, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and affiliated Kurdish Security Forces have stemmed the ISIL advance and stopped or reversed 
encroachment on Baghdad. Iraqi and Kurdish forces have begun to retake territory threatened or captured by the ISIL with the aid of U.S. 
and Coalition air strikes; however, to successfully take major offensive operations, Iraq requires assistance to counter the ISIL threat.
The initial setbacks and subsequent losses absorbed by the ISF have resulted in a critical requirement to rebuild ISF capabilities to conduct 
offensive operations to liberate ISIL-held territory. Based on the U.S. assessment and in support of the GoI counter ISIL plan, the 
requirement to resource ISF counter-offensive capabilities includes building three Iraqi Army Divisions (9 Brigades), three Kurdish Brigades, 
and an initial Tribal Force that could serve as the basis for developing an Iraqi National Guard (ING) . This effort is focused on critical 
ground forces needed to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL in Iraq, secure its national borders, and prevent ISIL from developing safe havens 
from which they can threaten and destabilize the region.
Country: 
Iraq
Program: 
Iraq Train and Equip Fund
Report For: 
2016, 2017
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Tue, 02/09/2016
Report For: 
2015, 2016
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Sun, 03/01/2015
Report For: 
2015
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Thu, 11/20/2014

This report provides brief summaries of the State Department's budget requests for foreign assistance programs.

Country: 
Global
Program: 
Economic Support Fund
Transition Initiatives
Development Assistance
PL 480 `Food for Peace`
Foreign Military Financing
International Disaster Assistance
International Military Education and Training
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement
Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining, and Related Programs
Peacekeeping Operations
Global Health Programs
Report For: 
2015, 2017
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of State
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on: 
Sun, 02/07/2016
Report For: 
2014, 2016
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of State
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on: 
Sun, 02/07/2016
Report For: 
2013-2015
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of State
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on: 
Fri, 02/07/2014
Report For: 
2012-2014
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of State
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on: 
Thu, 02/07/2013
Report For: 
2011-2013
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of State
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on: 
Tue, 02/07/2012
Report For: 
2010-2012
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of State
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on: 
Mon, 02/07/2011
Report For: 
2009-2011
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of State
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on: 
Sun, 02/07/2010
Report For: 
2008-2010
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of State
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on: 
Sat, 02/07/2009

This report is a quarterly report to Congress released by the Department of Defense on the Coalition Support Funds program that reimburses foreign countries for their participation in foreign U.S. military operations.

Country: 
Global
Program: 
Coalition Support Funds
Report For: 
2015
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Fri, 01/22/2016

 GAO was asked to review U.S. support to the governments of Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico to stem firearms trafficking across their shared border. This report examines, for these three countries, (1) the activities undertaken by U.S. agencies to build partner capacity to combat firearms trafficking and the extent to which they considered key factors in selecting the activities and (2) progress the United States has made in building such capacity. GAO analyzed program documentation and conducted interviews with U.S., Belizean, Guatemalan, and Mexican officials. To examine progress, GAO selected a nongeneralizable sample of eight key activities based on a number of factors, including whether the activity addressed firearms trafficking.

Country: 
South America Regional
Report For: 
2010-2014
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Issued by: 
U.S. Government Accountability Office
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on: 
Wed, 01/13/2016

For the Defense Department's Counter-Terrorism Fellowship Program, this report must provide a complete accounting of the expenditure of appropriated funds, a description of training courses, an assessment of the program's effectiveness, and a discussion of actions taken to improve it.

Program: 
Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program
Categories: 
Report For: 
2015
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Tue, 11/17/2015
Report For: 
2014
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Fri, 11/21/2014
Report For: 
2013
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Due Date: 
Sun, 12/01/2013
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Sun, 12/01/2013
Report For: 
2012
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Due Date: 
Sat, 12/01/2012
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Sat, 12/01/2012
Report For: 
2011
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Due Date: 
Thu, 12/01/2011
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Thu, 12/01/2011
Report For: 
2010
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Due Date: 
Wed, 12/01/2010
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Wed, 12/01/2010
Report For: 
2009
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Due Date: 
Tue, 12/01/2009
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Tue, 12/01/2009
Report For: 
2008
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Due Date: 
Mon, 12/01/2008
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Mon, 12/01/2008
Report For: 
2007
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Due Date: 
Sat, 12/01/2007
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Sat, 12/01/2007
Report For: 
2006
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Due Date: 
Fri, 12/01/2006
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Fri, 12/01/2006
Report For: 
2005
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Sat, 01/01/2005
Report For: 
2004
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Thu, 01/01/2004

Congressional Research Service report analyizing the U.S. Policy towards Bahrain.

Country: 
Bahrain
Program: 
Foreign Military Financing
Report For: 
2015
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Wed, 08/19/2015

This report is the State and Foreign Operations section of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 also known the Omnibus bill of 2016 and includes congressional allocations for specific State Department-funded security assistance and economic assistance programs.

Program: 
Economic Support Fund
Foreign Military Financing
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement
Development Assistance
Report For: 
2016
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Issued by: 
House Foreign Affairs Committee
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on: 
Mon, 06/15/2015

This Congressional Research Service report breaks down the U.S. security relationship with Israel and in particular focuses on the quantity and makeup of U.S. security and economic assistance over the years.

Country: 
Israel
Program: 
Foreign Military Financing
Report For: 
1949-2016
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Wed, 06/10/2015

This report is submitted in accordance with Section 1009 of the National Defense Authroization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 and provides bi-annual reports to Congress for the Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities program (Section 1004 Counter-drug Assistance and Section 1033 Counter-Drug Assistance)

Country: 
Afghanistan
Barbados
Belize
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Colombia
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Brazil
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Gabon
Ghana
Guatemala
Honduras
Jamaica
Kazakhstan
Lebanon
Liberia
Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Mexico
Morocco
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Senegal
South Africa
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Turkey
Uzbekistan
Program: 
Section 1004 Counter-Drug Assistance
Section 1033 Counter-Drug Assistance
Report For: 
2014
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Fri, 11/14/2014
Report For: 
2014
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Due Date: 
Fri, 05/30/2014
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Tue, 04/29/2014
Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Tue, 11/05/2013

A report on U.S. Special Forces Training through the Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) program. 

Country: 
Global
Program: 
Joint Combined Exchange Training
Report For: 
2014
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Fri, 02/27/2015
Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Wed, 01/01/2014
Report For: 
2012
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Tue, 01/01/2013
Report For: 
2011
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Sun, 01/01/2012
Report For: 
2010
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Sat, 01/01/2011
Report For: 
2009
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Fri, 01/22/2010
Report For: 
2008
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Mon, 01/05/2009
Report For: 
2007
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Tue, 01/01/2008
Report For: 
2004
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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Not yet submitted

The Excess Defense Articles report is provided by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) in an excel format and regularly updated. Security Assistance Monitor regularly checks this report and updates our database accordingly. 

Country: 
Global
Program: 
Excess Defense Articles
Excess Defense Articles Sales
Report For: 
2000-2015
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Issued by: 
U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency
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on: 
Fri, 02/13/2015

Congressional Research Service report on the political transition in Tunisia.

Country: 
Tunisia
Program: 
Section 1206 Train and Equip Authority
Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining, and Related Programs
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement
Economic Support Fund
Foreign Military Financing
International Military Education and Training
Categories: 
Report For: 
2015
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Tue, 02/10/2015

The report is a budget document breaking down the Department of Defense's requests for fiscal year 2016. The report includes requests for funding for such programs as the Afghan Security Forces Fund, Afghan Infrastructure Fund, Counter-terrorism Partnerships Fund, European Reassurance Fund, Iraq Train and Equip Fund, and the Syrian Train and Equip Fund as well as drug interdiction and counter drug activities.

Country: 
Global
Afghanistan
Iraq
Program: 
Afghanistan Security Forces Fund
Section 1206 Train and Equip Authority
Global Lift and Sustain
Coalition Support Funds
Report For: 
2014, 2015, 2016
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Sun, 02/01/2015

The 2014 Caribbean Border Counternarcotics Strategy articulates the U.S. framework for reducing the threats associated with drugs at the border and is guided by the following strategic goal and six strategic objectives: 

  1. Enhance intelligence and information-sharing capabilities and processes associated with the Caribbean border.

  2. Interdict illicit drugs and drug proceeds at and between U.S. ports of entry in the Caribbean.

  3. Interdict illicit drugs and illicit drug proceeds in the air and maritime domains in and around the Caribbean border; maximize evidence and intelligence collection to support criminal investigations leading to associated and higher echelon networks.

  4. Disrupt and dismantle transnational criminal organizations operating in and around the Caribbean border.

  5. Substantially reduce the level of drug related violent crime in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  6. Strengthen communities and reduce the demand for drugs. 

 

Country: 
Caribbean Regional
Program: 
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement
Report For: 
2014
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Issued by: 
The White House
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on: 
Thu, 01/01/2015
This report focuses on the issues related to U.S. assistance to foreign military and security forces that may be of interest to U.S. Congress is the status of Section 1206 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA ), P.L. 109-163, as amended.
Country: 
Global
Program: 
Section 1206 Train and Equip Authority
Report For: 
2014
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Mon, 12/08/2014
Report For: 
2014
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Fri, 04/04/2014
Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Fri, 04/19/2013
Report For: 
2012
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Fri, 01/13/2012
Report For: 
2011
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Thu, 03/03/2011
Report For: 
2010
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Tue, 06/29/2010
Report For: 
2009
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
|
on: 
Fri, 12/04/2009
The exploitation of one human being by another is the basest crime. And yet trafficking in persons remains all too common, with all too few consequences for the perpetrators. 
Country: 
Global
Report For: 
2014
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Issued by: 
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
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on: 
Sat, 11/15/2014

This White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) letter provides details, including legislative language, on President Obama's request to Congress for additional Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The President's request includes $1.6 billion for a new Iraq Train and Equip Fund.

Country: 
Iraq
Categories: 
Report For: 
2015
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Issued by: 
The White House
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on: 
Mon, 11/10/2014
Executive discretion over immigration matters is informed (and, in some instances, circumscribed) by statutory delegations of authority and constitutional considerations. In some cases, a particular immigration policy or initiative might be premised on multiple sources of discretionary authority.
Country: 
Western Hemisphere Regional
Report For: 
2014
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Mon, 11/10/2014

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